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The Profitability of Wagering on NFL Games

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  • P. Tryfos

    (York University)

  • S. Casey

    (York University)

  • S. Cook

    (York University)

  • G. Leger

    (York University)

  • B. Pylypiak

    (York University)

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    Abstract

    A reappraisal of previously suggested strategies for betting on football games using results of the period 1975--1981 casts considerable doubt on the profitability of relying on the past history of games for guidance in placing bets.

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    Article provided by INFORMS in its journal Management Science.

    Volume (Year): 30 (1984)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 123-132

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    Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:30:y:1984:i:1:p:123-132

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    Keywords: games/group decisions: gambling; statistics;

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    Cited by:
    1. Miller, Thomas W. & Rapach, David E., 2013. "An intra-week efficiency analysis of bookie-quoted NFL betting lines in NYC," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 10-23.
    2. Mark Burkey, 2005. "On "Arbitage" and Market Efficiency: An Examination of NFL Wagering," New York Economic Review, New York State Economics Association (NYSEA), vol. 36(1), pages 13-28.

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